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Samsung fixed the Galaxy Fold and it may be out by the holiday season

Despite admitting that the Galaxy Fold’s launch had been rushed, Samsung mobile CEO DJ Koh didn’t say when the device would be released. He did mention that over 2,000 units were constantly being tested to ensure that there are no further problems after the relaunch. His comments were very much meant to dispel the rumors that Samsung had given up on the device.

A new report says that Samsung has now completed its two-month redesign of the Galaxy Fold to fix the screen failures. With mass production set to begin soon, the Galaxy Fold can now be expected to arrive in time for the holiday season.

Galaxy Fold may arrive before the holiday season

Citing people familiar with the matter, Bloomberg reports that Samsung is now in the final stages of producing a commercial version of the Galaxy Fold. However, it hasn’t pinned down a date yet to begin sales. The April 26 release was delayed because it wasn’t abundantly clear to many that peeling the protective layer on top of the display would cause it to break. The hinge gaps also didn’t provide adequate protection against foreign substances making their way inside.

The report says that this protective film has now been stretched to wrap around the entire foldable display. It flows into the outer bezels so that it’s impossible to peel off by hand. Samsung has also re-engineered the hinge. It’s now pushing slightly upward from the screen and is flush with the display.

This is to help the film stretch further when the phone is unfolded. This tension is what makes the film feel harder and a more natural part of the device instead of something like a screen protector. That’s what many reviewers mistook it for initially and just peeled it off. This added rigidity may also reduce the chance of a crease forming in the middle of the screen, a source mentions.

Samsung will reportedly be shipping major components for the Galaxy Fold such as the display and battery to a plant in Vietnam for assembly. The launch date is still being debated but it remains unlikely that the Galaxy Fold will be relaunched alongside the Galaxy Note 10 on August 7. Samsung hasn’t commented on this report.

The company would certainly want its marquee device of the year to be out before the lucrative holiday shopping season. So while it seemingly won’t be available in a few weeks time, it does seem like it’s not going to be too long before we can finally get our hands on the Galaxy Fold once again.

  • Model: SM-F900F
  • Dimensions: Unfolded: 160.9 x 117.9 x 6.9 mm Folded: 160.9 x 62.9 x 15.5 mm
  • Display: 7,3" (185.4mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • Camera: 16 MP, CMOS F2.2 & 12MP, CMOS F1.5/F2.4Wide & 12MP, CMOS F2.4 Telephoto

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locarno
locarno

“Samsung has also re-engineered the hinge. It’s now pushing slightly upward from the screen and is flush with the display.”

Photo? This redesigned Fold will have new model number ?

Do you still have your Galaxy Fold review unit ?

bayfisher
bayfisher

What I desire is try before you buy with a month period to decide if it functions as desired, not to blow away 2000.00.
Which will never happen.
Lastly, thicker or glass display.
Non creasing.
Spen and 5g ability.
add buds and a duo charger and a year of spotify and youtube premium, and a gift card for 100.00.

locarno
locarno

Tell me how you see foldable glass ?

Lux80
Lux80

I see foldable glass, pretty much broken 😀

stondec
stondec

Here’s what I’ll like to see in a Galaxy fold I’ll want to buy:
– get rid of the crease
– add S Pen integration
– at least 5.7 inches of screen real-estate available when folded
– much bigger battery
– IR blaster

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

IR Blaster? Still!? If you can afford the Galaxy Fold all your devices should be connected via WiFi at this point. No reason for an IR Blaster. It’s very dated tech in 2019

Abhijeet M.
Abhijeet M.

I agree with o0MHJ0o. IR blasters simply aren’t coming back to Samsung devices, not with how Samsung is so serious about IoT devices and having a connected home. To not buy a device because it lacks an IR blaster is a bit too extreme in 2019.

martindale
martindale

@Abhijeet
Why? Because my TV at home and the projector at work are suddenly going to forswear IR remote control?

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Your projector at work, and TV at home SHOULD have Wi-Fi if you’re in the market for a Galaxy Fold, you really should have left IR blasters behind years ago.

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

IR blaster is not a deal breaker for me but there must be a reason why Huawei, the world leader of 5G connectivity which is important for IoT, is still offering it as a feature in their phones. For what I’ve been reading in lots of comments in different forums there are a lot of people that would love to have that feature back, then why not? If you don’t need it don’t use it.

martindale
martindale

@o0MHJ0o
You do realise that people use their mobile outside their home (the clue is in the name)? So, in the workplace, conference rooms, meeting rooms, offices, schools, clubs, churches, hotel rooms, maybe even round their friends’ place. Is the hapless Galaxy buyer supposed to kit them all out with this year’s on-trend wifi-controlled electrical kit (and let’s not concern ourselves with wifi passwords at this point), or do you suppose maybe it would be handy if their own mobile was backward compatible with the world as we find it?

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

You every home has Wi-Fi, your office should be kitted out with all your needs – you should not be expected to bring in your own personal tech for use in the office – hence why we have “work” phones and laptops.
You want to stay stuck in the past. That’s your choice, don’t go expecting Samsung to regress their technologies! IR blasters jus take up space in the phone and drive up the cost.

iceguyver
iceguyver

I doubt that Samsung will be able to get rid of the crease in the display of the Galaxy Fold. As this is relatively new technology which is still in the development process.